A new Chinese study suggests face masks and hand hygiene are effective ways to stop transmission of the virus. Photo: EPA-EFE A new Chinese study suggests face masks and hand hygiene are effective ways to stop transmission of the virus. Photo: EPA-EFE
A new Chinese study suggests face masks and hand hygiene are effective ways to stop transmission of the virus. Photo: EPA-EFE

Coronavirus may have a weak point – and hand washing, face masks ‘may help block transmission chain’, study says

  • Chinese non-peer reviewed paper suggests virus has a narrow bottleneck, meaning the number of particles passed on from a host to others
  • Scientists did genetic sequencing on viral strains from 13 patients in Guangdong province to reconstruct how it spread

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A new Chinese study suggests face masks and hand hygiene are effective ways to stop transmission of the virus. Photo: EPA-EFE A new Chinese study suggests face masks and hand hygiene are effective ways to stop transmission of the virus. Photo: EPA-EFE
A new Chinese study suggests face masks and hand hygiene are effective ways to stop transmission of the virus. Photo: EPA-EFE
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